Graduate Student Grants
Check back in September for 2023-2024 application deadlines.
Guidelines for Graduate Student Grants and Awards — 2022-2023
Thanks to generous private support, the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies is able to offer several different types of grants supporting graduate student research and travel, including:
- dissertation completion fellowships for 2023-24 – deadline January 23, 2023
- Jewish language instruction grants – deadline September 19, 2022 and January 23, 2023
- summer stipends, including the Jack O. Spies and Family summer grant – deadline February 20, 2023
- several research and travel grants [listed below] – deadline September 19, 2022 and February 20, 2023
- Uhlman Fellowship in Jewish Studies Public Humanities 2023-2024 – deadline February 20, 2023
We have set up an email account for our grants program. Please send grants-related questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any student applying for multiple types of grants can use the same letters of reference and DGS letters.
Visit our Uhlman Fellowship page for details on the program and application materials.
Deadline: January 23, 2023 at 5:00pm
This non-service fellowship supports a promising Carolina graduate student working in Jewish Studies in the advanced stages of his or her career at Carolina. The Dissertation Fellowship enables a student to focus full time on scholarship, improving quality and shortening the time required to complete a Ph.D. degree. This fellowship is available to all students in doctoral programs at Carolina whose work makes a contribution to the interdisciplinary field of Jewish Studies. This fellowship is designed to support students during their final years of graduate study. Priority may be given to students with a formally approved dissertation prospectus, but students with a clearly defined project without an approved prospectus are also encouraged to apply. Awardees receive a competitive $20,000 stipend, plus payment for the three-credit dissertation tuition, fees, and health insurance for one academic year. NOTE: The Center’s TEP Fellows are not eligible for the Dissertation Completion Fellowship. Awardees will be scheduled to give an academic talk or seminar regarding their dissertation topic during the year they hold the fellowship.
Applications for the 2023-2024 Dissertation Completion Fellowship must be submitted through the online application. The application site opens December 1 and closes January 23, 5:00pm. Two letters of support from faculty and the DGS statement should be emailed to: email@example.com.
Summer stipend 2023 (award amounts: up to $5,000)
Deadline: February 20, 2023, at 5:00pm
The purpose of this stipend is to provide support to graduate students working in Jewish Studies who normally do not have sources of support during the summer months. The summer stipend is designed to enable students to focus exclusively on their research and move forward more quickly toward the completion of their degree. Only Carolina students who will be fully enrolled for both the spring semester and fall semester before/after the summer of the award are eligible to apply. In order for the student to be able to devote her/himself exclusively to this summer research, it is expected that the student will not be enrolled in any courses or hold any TA, RA or other service position throughout the summer months.
Applications for the 2023 Summer Stipend must be submitted through the online application. The application site opens December 1 and closes February 20, 5:00pm. One letter of support from faculty and the DGS statement should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research and travel grants (award amounts: $500-3,000)
Deadline: September 19, 2022 and February 20, 2023 at 5:00 pm
All research and travel grants will require a single application. By submitting this one application, the faculty review committee will consider your materials for all appropriate research and travel grants. These grants include: Carolina Center for Jewish Studies graduate research and travel grants, Christopher Browning Holocaust studies research and travel grant, the Marcie Cohen Ferris Jewish history / Jewish gender studies research and travel grant, the Frances Carol Eizenstat student travel grant, and the Philip L. and the Melinda R. Kirstein research and travel grant. [Please note that the summer stipends and the year-long dissertation completion fellowship do require separate applications.]
Applications for Language Grants must be submitted through the online application. The application site opens December 1 and closes January 23, 5:00pm.
Applications for the Uhlman Fellowship must be submitted as a PDF via email to the grants email account.